Roman Zhbanov graduated from The Conservatory of Novosibirsk. When he was fourteen, he won the regional contest of young bayanists. At eighteen he won the International contest in Kligental (Germany). At nineteen he won the forty-seventh International Trophee Mondiale, in Italy. Later, he became a laureate of international contests in Andorra, Spain, Russia and France. He has performed in Poland, Yugoslavia, Lithuania, Denmark, on Crete, in Germany, Italy, Portugal, and France.
We gave a CD of his (pictured at right) away in our Novenber 2006 contest. If you weren't the lucky winner, you can still get this great music by ordering the CD from Roman, at firstname.lastname@example.org (Hint: If you don't speak French, use the free BabelFish at AltaVista.com to translate your communications to Roman.